The Florida Literacy Coalition is proud to announce the launch of the 17th Annual Adult Learner Writing Campaign! Students from throughout Florida are invited to submit original short stories, poems, or autobiographical narratives to be included in a published book that will debut at the 2021 Florida Literacy Conference.
The goal of this book is to allow adult learners the opportunity to build confidence while also improving their reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. Organizational representatives can use this book as a way to promote how their programs are having a positive influence within their communities.
Adult learners and their tutors/teachers are encouraged to work together in writing, typing, editing, and submitting a written piece. We ask that completed essays be submitted along with the completed online form.
We recommend students choose from one of the following topics:
List of topics:
My Bravest Moment
The Best Advice I Have Ever Received
My Experience in Adult Education
A Turning Point in My Life
My Goals and Ambitions
My Favorite Place
Why Voting is Important to Me
How Life in my Home Country Differs from Life in the U.S.
Someone I Admire
What the American Dream Means to Me
My Favorite Day
Submissions should be no longer than 475 words. Space in the book is limited and entries will be edited for readability. Authors can choose to remain anonymous or have a short biographical paragraph included with their submission. Please limit to one submission per adult learner. Each author who is included will be invited to the Florida Literacy Conference and will also receive a free copy of the book. Free copies of the book will also be made available to all participating adult education and literacy programs. Please feel free to distribute this announcement widely throughout your program.
Eligibility: FLC welcomes essays from current or recent students enrolled in adult basic education, GED, adult literacy or family literacy programs located in Florida.
Submission Deadline: January 28, 2021
Once the essay has been completed to the satisfaction of the student, please follow these steps: